About Julie Massana

Julie graduated from Central Methodist University with a degree in Marketing and Advertising and is completing her MBA with Park University. Julie lives in Kansas City with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, she runs for fun, an avid coffee drinker, and Netflix enthusiast.

Post-Interview Protocol

Congratulations! You had the job interview. So, what's next? Now that you have completed the interview round of job searching, you will dive into the waiting period. Although the waiting period may take the longest time, there are a variety of ways you can stay productive. One of the questions often asked is, "What should [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Work + Life|

Congratulations Graduate! Now What?

Now that you are graduating you are at the beginning of a brand new journey. What does it mean to be a graduate of Park University? How does it feel to finally earn the degree you have worked so hard for? This is a milestone worth celebrating. In time you learn that completing one milestone [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Work + Life|

Keeping Up In A Competitive Job Market

So you've earned your degree and landed your first job or are currently job searching. Now what? I hate to break it to you but the job market is tough and jobs are often times not forever. Placing all your eggs in one basket, so to speak, is no longer a viable route to take [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Find Your Strengths and Weaknesses, Then Own It

What did you say you wanted to be when you grew up?  As for me, I dreamt of being a flight attendant. The idea of traveling and meeting people around the world and experiencing new adventures was exciting. Fast-forward to now, as a Career Counselor, I know that the flight attendant path simply wasn't for [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Work + Life|

Job Searching: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By now, you may have an idea of how strenuous job searching can be. You'll spend hours and hours online looking and applying while occasionally feeling defeated. And once you do find that perfect position, you fit the majority of the qualifications, submit all application materials, etc. the waiting period begins and your patience ends. [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Career, Work + Life|

How to Survive and Thrive as a First-Generation College Student

I am the first one in my immediate family to attend a 4-year college and graduate. In high school, my parents encouraged my siblings and me to get our diplomas and follow our dreams no matter what they were. However, college was a concept not particularly discussed in our household, so it came to no [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Work + Life|

Wacky Interview Questions And How to respond

It's easy to prepare for "normal" interview questions like "tell us about a time when..." or "what are some of your strengths and weaknesses." But every now and then, you might get a wacky question thrown your way and it's important to prepare for those too. When asking a weird question, a hiring manager is [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Work + Life|


Welcome to college – where the ride may not always be smooth sailing but the adventure is one you will remember for the rest of your life. As a Career Counselor, I believe in promoting the importance of career planning and how this impacts the transition from student to  professional. You, as a student, play [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Career, Work + Life|

The Art of Meaningful Conversation

We have all met someone who has a knack for carrying on a good conversation. While it is true that some individuals have the necessary skill set to be completely at ease, the rest of us find this to be a setback. With persistent practice and helpful tips, you can improve your conversation skills and [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Work + Life|

Dealing With The Unexpected

Sometimes life will throw you a curve ball, whether you're at home, at work, or in school. Myself, I've had to deal with a sudden and unexpected employment change due to a company downsizing. These circumstances can either make or break a person. I've discovered ultimately, it is up to you to decide how you [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Work + Life|
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